Man Taking Photo of His First Snowfall Shot Dead in Dallas

PHOTO: Ahmed Al-Jumaili is seen in this undated photo provided by the Dallas police. Courtesy Dallas Police Department
Ahmed Al-Jumaili is seen in this undated photo provided by the Dallas police.

A man who just recently moved to Dallas from Iraq was shot dead as he was taking photos of the first snowfall he had ever seen, police said.

Authorities are investigating the death of Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36, who was killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex late Wednesday night.

Al-Jumaili only moved to America three weeks ago, according to a fundraising page set up by friends.

The Dallas Police Department said that the shooting took place at 11:40 p.m., when Al-Jumaili and his wife were taking photos of the snow. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died.

According to ABC affiliate WFAA, witnesses told police that a group of men randomly started firing a gun and some nearby cars were also hit.

PHOTO: Walnut Bend Apartments complex where Ahmed Al-Jumaili was shot on March 5, 2015, Dallas, Texas. Google Maps
Walnut Bend Apartments complex where Ahmed Al-Jumaili was shot on March 5, 2015, Dallas, Texas.

Crimestoppers offered $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

The fundraising appeal tells the love story of Al-Jumaili and his wife, Zahara, who got married 16 months ago. At the time, they lived in Iraq -- but Zahara made the “painful” decision to move to America and live with her relatives in “what she believed to be a safer place,” the site said.

Less than a month ago, the site added, Al-Jumaili, who stayed in Iraq “to continue working and save finances” reunited with his wife in Dallas.

“It is heartbreaking to know that Zahara won't get to experience life's milestones with her Ahmed. Hard to believe that their time together, as husband and wife, started just 16 months ago, and has now tragically ended so suddenly,” the fundraising site said.